...the Volkswagen, which I made one day in my studio after making these smaller domestic appliances. There was an announcement in the media about the discontinuation of the Volkswagen Beatle in 2003. We had three of them in my family and I felt something like a real loss, like something really shook me and I started realizing that it really was a national icon. It really economized transportation for a lot of people including my family. All of a sudden it came into the market and everyone had to have it.
Taxi’s drove it, ambulances drove it, policemen drove it, all the delivery people drove it. It was everywhere, and it still is a very prominent car. The production of that machine employs so many people, so the discontinuation was like a real death. It was a real loss of an icon. Also, it was made in mass production like every other piece I made. I saw it as a machine, but it also had all of this other really important information.